Posted 5 days ago
I saw this 2" stone/sterling pin/pendant online and thought it could match a cuff I have. Yes it does. These items don't last forever: the stones chip easily because the composite is fairly soft. The technique is stones are crushed, "powdered", then pressed onto an adhesive backing, and polished smooth. I think my pin's dominate stone is dyed calcite. (researched "Mexican Jewelry" by Mary L Davis and Greta Pack, 1963).
But these are in great shape. The silver channel on brooch is a tiny bit wider than the bracelet. (I've posted the Metales Casados bracelet before: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/82645-metales-casados-wave-chip-bracelet-and-earrings) It's FUN to make a "set". I am not sure but I think these are 1950's-60's items.
Thanks for looking and any comments :-)